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Master of Science (MSc) in Genetics


The Department of Pathology offers supervisory capacity in conjunction with Genetics Otago.

When you undertake a postgraduate qualification in genetics, you can carry out the research component in any of the six departments that participate in teaching the undergraduate degree:

  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Women's and Children's Health
  • Zoology

There may also be opportunities to be placed with other departments or—in conjunction with one of the above departments—outside research organisations.

Programme requirements

Master of Science (MSc) in Genetics

Papers and Thesis
  • GENE 411  Current Topics in Genetic

  • GENE 412  Current Topics in Genetics

  • GENE 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Two of:

    Note: With approval from the Programme Director, another 400-level paper may be substituted for one of the papers listed above.

  • Thesis: GENE 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.